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SF novel: the author's third book.
''his first sf novel, In Solitary (1977), is set on an Earth whose few remaining humans have for over 400 years been dominated by birdlike aliens, and deals with a human rebellion whose moral impact is ambiguous; the novel is the first of several combining generic adventurousness - indeed opportunism, for Kilworth seldom accords his full attention to the raw sf elements in his tales - and an identifiably English dubiety about the roots of human action. Consequences of such action in a Kilworth novel are seldom simple, rarely flattering, usually ironized. The Night of Kadar (1978) places humans whose culture has an Islamic coloration and who are hatched from frozen embryos, on an alien planet where they must attempt to understand their own nature; SPLIT SECOND (1979) similarly incarcerates a contemporary human via Timeslip in the mind of a Cro-Magnon; Gemini God (1981) again uses aliens to reflect the human condition; and A Theatre of Timesmiths (1984) isolates a human society in an ice-enclosed city (> Pocket Universe) as Computers fail and questions about the meaning of human life must be asked, by a protagonist so isolated from this restricted environment that her Perception of that world becomes problematic'' John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).
Title: Split Second.
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher: Faber & Faber: London.: 1979.
Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 07891